Bob Taylor details the story of Taylor Guitars in new book

(John Gorbe | Posted 2011-02-07)

Bob Taylor details the story of Taylor Guitars in new book

In 1974, Taylor Guitars was born out of a small shop in Lemon Grove in San Diego. This shop was simply a crude space with a concrete floor and a leaky roof that dumped water into the shop every time it rained. Sawdust was actually used to soak up the puddles, which made more of a mess. These were the humbling beginnings of a guitar company that would evolve into one of the world’s leading manufacturers of premium acoustic and electric guitars. Renowned for blending an innovative use of modern technology with a master craftsman’s attention to detail, Taylor guitars are widely considered the best sounding and easiest to play in the world.

Bob Taylor imparts lessons of perseverance and success in his new book, “Guitar Lessons: A Life’s Journey Turning Passion into Business.” This is exactly what Bob did. From Bob Taylor's earliest lessons in dismantling household appliances and bikes to the extraordinary sweat equity that grew the business, Taylor imparts his experience as a tradesman with consideration for building a business on the values of quality products and passion for perfection - values that often seem counterintuitive in today's mass-production culture.

This book shares a fresh perspective on how hard work and perseverance can overcome challenges in one’s profession and life. Whether you’re a business professional, a young teenager seeking your dreams or even a blue collar worker considering a change in career, this book will shape the way you think a little differently and help guide and inspire you toward your goal.

To learn more about the real-life wisdom of Guitar Lessons and to read a chapter excerpt, please visit

The book can be purchased anywhere books and e-books are sold. For $24.95, it’ll be a great gift for someone or make a nice read for your own enjoyment.

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